Last Friday I and some of my family went to the RSNO Naked Classics concert of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird. The first half was a presentation analysing parts of the music including aspects of instrumentation, intervals and rhythm. There was some audience participation required for the rhythmic analysis, great fun! This was highly valuable as a concert experience. Some things I already knew about the work or could work out but I learned about how Stravinsky used the diminished chords for character portrayal. The second half performance was very good. I think knowing that my former piano teacher, Linda Cochrane and occasional harp teacher, fellow orcadian Helen Thomson, were in the orchestra added a certain sparkle for me. The sighted members of the party fed back that a visual of the ballet might have added further to their new-found knowledge of the work, I hope to go to the next concert in the series, Wagner's The Ring.